'Mad Max: Fury Road' Continues to Lead on Thursday with $2.21M; 'Pitch Perfect 2' Places in Second with $2.03M; 'Tomorrowland' Takes Third with $1.83MMay 29, 2015 12:57 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's Mad Max: Fury Road took in $2.21 million on Thursday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The critically acclaimed action film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron was down 5 percent from Wednesday and down a solid 40.5 percent from last Thursday. Mad Max: Fury Road placed in third for the week with $38.86 million. That represented a 39 percent decline from the film's opening weekend performance and brings the film's two-week total to $102.29 million. Mad Max: Fury Road will obviously fall out of first place today with the debut of fellow Warner Bros. release San Andreas.

Pitch Perfect 2 held steady in second place with $2.03 million. Universal's successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was down a slim 2 percent from Wednesday and down percent 48 from last Thursday. Pitch Perfect 2 placed in second for the week with $45.12 million. The film was down a significant, but reasonable, 48 percent from its opening week performance and has grossed a stronger than expected $132.699 million through two weeks of release.

Disney's Tomorrowland continued to claim third place with $1.83 million. The Brad Bird directed sci-fi film starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson was down a concerning 7 percent from Wednesday. Tomorrowland led the weekly box office with a seven-day start of $49.39 million. While that was on the lower end of expectations, it also represented an underwhelming start with the film's large price tag in mind. Tomorrowland is running 4 percent behind the $51.35 million seven-day start of 2011's Super 8.

Avengers: Age of Ultron remained in fourth place with $1.40 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was down 2 percent from Wednesday and down 40 percent from last Thursday. Avengers: Age of Ultron finished in fourth for the week with $32.98 million. The film was down a very solid 34 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a massive $416.15 million through four weeks.

Poltergeist rounded out its first week of release with a fifth place take of $1.11 million. The PG-13 rated horror remake from Fox and MGM fell a sharp 11 percent from Wednesday. Poltergeist placed in fifth for the week with a seven-day start of $30.47 million. That was in line with the film's wide ranging expectations and was 5 percent below the $32.04 million seven-day launch of 2013's Evil Dead.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
May 02Sat122$69,969,26190%$72,692,968Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 16Sat136$67,827,84535%$70,995,942Pitch Perfect 2
May 09Sat129$50,386,085-28%$54,184,374Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 23Sat143$52,050,420-23%$54,570,538Tomorrowland
May 15Fri135$60,745,15387%$62,812,802Pitch Perfect 2
May 01Fri121$95,088,705296%$97,347,212Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 22Fri142$43,786,054-28%$45,476,072Tomorrowland
May 08Fri128$32,460,351-66%$34,908,997Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 14Thu134$6,616,016-41%$7,311,673Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 28Thu148$9,480,492-20%$10,085,204Mad Max: Fury Road
May 21Thu141$11,787,05178%$12,454,532Pitch Perfect 2
May 07Thu127$11,284,045181%$12,051,196Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 20Wed140$11,922,83461%$12,599,709Mad Max: Fury Road
May 06Wed126$12,052,985161%$12,853,125Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 27Wed147$10,085,811-15%$10,716,399Mad Max: Fury Road
May 13Wed133$7,384,345-39%$8,214,687Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 26Tue146$13,850,382-11%$14,567,004Mad Max: Fury Road
May 12Tue132$10,032,152-39%$11,010,320Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 19Tue139$15,515,32855%$16,255,509Pitch Perfect 2
May 05Tue125$16,406,085151%$17,319,721Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 25Mon145$37,668,060135%$40,445,179Tomorrowland
May 11Mon131$8,578,177-45%$9,384,730Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 18Mon138$16,032,22687%$16,724,619Mad Max: Fury Road
May 04Mon124$15,656,793209%$16,387,218Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 24Sun144$48,826,4314%$51,256,559Tomorrowland
May 17Sun137$46,877,24427%$48,958,901Pitch Perfect 2
May 03Sun123$58,964,844200%$61,053,689Avengers: Age of Ultron
May 10Sun130$36,924,972-37%$40,000,643Avengers: Age of Ultron